College, Financial Aid & Scholarship Resources

Your first step in applying for financial assistance is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Provided by the office of Federal Student Aid (a federally-funded program), this application is widely used to determine a student's eligibility to receive financial aid, what type of financial aid is available, and how much a student can receive based on their financial need.

Here at Scholarships, Inc., we use the FAFSA and Student Aid Report to determine whether a student has financial need. Both of these materials must be uploaded when filling out your application.

Jump to Resources for:  Graduating High School SeniorsCurrent College Students

Here are some helpful resources for prospective college students:

  • A basic, 101-style approach to understanding the FAFSA and federal financial aid: bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/fafsa
  • To file a FAFSA, or to learn more about it, visit: fafsa.ed.gov
  • College Goal Wisconsin: If you're ready to apply for college & scholarships, you'll want to check out a FREE local financial aid application seminar for students who will attend college in the fall. Events are held throughout Wisconsin; visit collegegoalwi.org to learn more!
  • Need college planning advice? Search College Board's database of colleges to find out all about the schools you're considering, including demographics, cost, housing, diversity, etc. Also explore financial aid, majors, careers, standardized testing, and lots more. This is a great resource for all things college! Visit bigfuture.collegeboard.org and start today.
  • Free online standardized test prep (ACT & GRE): number2.com
  • Helpful information on financial assistance and student debt: mygreatlakes.org
  • The Princeton Review hosts a college search, admissions advice, and educational planning tools. You'll also find free standardized test prep, homework help and private tutoring resources.
  • Financial aid & scholarships available in Wisconsin. A good resource to check - you may be eligible for financial assistance that you're not aware of: heab.state.wi.us/programs
  • A huge, free national scholarship database: fastweb.com
  • A listing of schlarships for Green Bay area students is made available by the Green Bay Area Public School District. Check this page for the 2017-18 Scholarship Guide
  • "How much will college really cost?" and other great information from The Scholarship Lady: scholarshiplady.com/advice-from-the-scholarship-lady/how-much-will-college-really-cost
  • Visit the Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction's website for a scholarship database, GEAR UP & TIP grants, and a wide array of resources about financial aid and scholarships: https://dpi.wi.gov/weop
  • A local organization that provides information about employment, home energy conservation and other areas of public service. Hosts workshops about navigating the cost of education and reducing college debt: wearehopeinc.org/besmartabouteducation
  • Educate yourself on FAFSA, saving for college and choosing the right college for you at AffordableColleges.com: affordablecolleges.com/resources/fafsa
  • Education benefits for military veterans and their family members through the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs: dva.state.wi.us
  • This is a great article that outlines the process of writing a great essay: fastweb.com/student-life/articles/essay-tips-7-tips-on-writing-an-effective-essay
  • Check out this page for a snapshot view of the estimated cost to attend a Wisconsin college/university, broken down by income level: tamingthehighcostofcollege

Interested in applying for awards from Scholarships, Inc., but unable or ineligible to complete a FAFSA? Email Jenny Tice at jtice@scholarshipsinc.org to get started.

Scholarship opportunities for soon-to-be high school grads:

Resources & scholarship opportunities for students who are already in college:

  • Go to your college or university's financial aid office and ask about scholarships that are available to current students. You may be surprised by the number offered by your school!
  • Lots of information about scholarships for students who are in college, including a scholarship database: scholarshipworkshop.com
  • AAUW scholarships for returning adult students: greenbayarea-wi.aauw.net
  • Wisconsin Dental Association scholarships: wda.org
  • Wisconsin Medical Society scholarships: wisconsinmedicalsociety.org
  • Junior Achievement scholarships: wisconsin.ja.org
  • Engineers Foundation of Wisconsin scholarships: wspe.org
  • Wisconsin Trappers' Association scholarships: wistrap.org
  • Wisconsin Water Association scholarships: wiawwa.org
  • US region-specific National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) scholarships for current college students: naca.org
  • Dr. Pepper tuition giveaway for students 18-24: drpeppertuition.com
  • Undergrad students studying Aviation can apply for scholarships from GlobalAir.com: globalair.com
  • Lots of scholarships listed here for high school students & current college students: scholarships.com
  • Door County Scholarship Network is a scholarship search engine for students in/around Door County in Wisconsin: doorcountyscholarships.org
  • Rover.com scholarship: rover.com
  • Future Innovators scholarships: studysoup.com
  • Women in Technology scholarship: studysoup.com
  • Visit CollegeNET.com and search a huge database of scholarships. Search by just one keyword, or narrow your results and search by state, school, area of interest, extracurricular activity, etc. Check out all the other great college resources while you're there, too: www.collegenet.com
  • Submit a brief essay about eco-friendly homes in the US: householdquotes.co.uk
  • Fox River Scholarship Center is a scholarship search engine for students in/around the Fox River Valley in Wisconsin: foxriverscholarshipcenter.org
  • Management Women scholarships: managementwomen.org
  • P.E.O. Reciprocity Scholarship for women in Brown County:  2017-18 Scholarship App
  • Alcohol Addiction Awareness essay contest: alcorehab.org
  • United Negro College Fund Scholarships: scholarships.uncf.org
  • Scholarships for cancer survivors (and other scholarship opportunities) posted on the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin website: chw.org
  • American Psychological Association Scholarships, Grants and Awards: apa.org
  • Wisconsin Professional Police Association scholarships: wppa.com/resources/scholarship-program/
  • Financial aid, including scholarships, for Wisconsin students from the Higher Educational Aids Board: heab.state.wi.us/programs
  • Monthly scholarship opportunities: coursehero.com/scholarships
  • A listing of schlarships for Green Bay area students is made available by the Green Bay Area Public School District. Download the 2017-18 Scholarship Guide HERE
  • Headed to UWGB in the fall? Check out their scholarships just for continuing students: uwgb.edu/scholarships/continuing-students
  • Environmental Science/Conservation majors: browncountyiwla/programsactivities/college-scholarship
  • For students currently enrolled in a architecture, engineering, construction or building sciences postsecondary program: scholarsapply.org/rcif
  • A great, big database of scholarships (search by state or national): scholarshipamerica.org
  • If you've declared your major in computer science, computer engineering, or closely related technical field: loadview-testing.com/scholarship

This list is not intended to be all-inclusive. See your Student Services office or Financial Aid Office for more scholarship search resources.